Archive for December, 2011

“Did you know…The top 5 New Year’s resolutions for frequent fliers?”

It’s that time of year when slates are wiped clean, new goals are proclaimed and expectations for self renewal are high.  The New Year is a wonderful time, and while most of us revel in the hope that 2012 will bring health, wealth and less stress, ExpertFlyer.com has put together its annual list of New Year’s Resolutions for the Frequent Flier.

happy travelers

happy travelers

Compiled with help from our friends, fans and followers, here are the top five must-do’s for a New Year filled with travel mirth and merriment:

1)      Do more Yoga on the road and in the plane.  Why?  Because who doesn’t want to get where they’re going and feel great doing it!  Besides, minimizing nasty travel tension and even more serious conditions, like deep vein thrombosis, is a no-brainer. Get some help from the travel yoga pros at drivetimeyoga.com.

2)      Keep your resolutions top of mind – or at least on your iPhone!  Resolutions 2012 is a new iPhone app that provides structure, tracking, motivation, reminders, and a way to gain support from others as a success strategy for changing old habits. Continue reading →

Orlando, Florida…Last Minute Holiday Travel Deals: Part 3 of 3

Expert Flyer Hot Topics – Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

In part two of our three-part last minute holiday travel deal series, we tapped the colorful Disco Queen of Euro-Travel adventure, Momondo.com – and we had a lot of fun.  For our last installment, we’re going niche with OrlandoEscape.com because it seems like everyone wants to go to Disney World for Christmas – can you blame them?


As we recently posted, Fly.com GM, Warren Chang, announced the company’s top searched holiday travel destinations for 2011 and Orlando, Florida boasts the number one spot on the list.  We asked our friends at OrlandoEscape.com to give us their best holiday deals for Orlando travel afficianados.

1. Orlando Vacation Packages
4 days for $149.00 for 6
Includes daily breakfast
buffet & transfers

2. Radisson Celebration
Win a Dream Vacation including tickets to Disney

3. Orlando Sightseeing Tours
Tours to NASA, Miami & Swim with Dolphins

4. LEGOLAND Package
– NEW!
4 days for $279.00 for 2 guests Includes hotel, tickets & breakfast

5. Hilton Bonnet Creek
Book one room, get the 2nd room at 50% off!

For more cool Orlando, Florida holiday getaways, visit Orlandoescape.com, and Happy Holidays!

Technicolor Travel…Last Minute Holiday Travel Deals: Part 2 of 3

Expert Flyer Hot Topics – Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

In part one of our three-part “last minute holiday travel deals” series, we tapped the Twittersphere for phenomenal last second travel deals with TripTwit.com.  Today we’re going abroad with the “colorful” experts in Euro-travel for American explorers –Momondo.

Momondo.com

Euro-travel Experts

Travel search engine, www.Momondo.com, based in Denmark, is the expert in finding travel deals to and within Europe.  The colorful “disco queen” of travel meta-search, includes more than 100 low-cost European carriers, European online travel agencies and even 4,000 high-speed European rail lines!

“Our unique ‘travel by color wheel‘ encourages Momondo users to select their mood or trip theme by color,” explains, Momondo Partner, Martin Lumbye.  “Simply plug in your departure city; Click on ‘Great Deals to Great Places;’ select your color; and Voila!…you have a list of exciting family-oriented, romantic, adventurous and more, depending on the color that fits your travel needs.”

For example, when ExpertFlyer chose Pink, for “trendy, loud, contemporary, let’s party,” departing from New York City, we found a $664 round-trip flight to Copenhagen, departing December 19, 2011 and returning January 9, 2012. Not bad – we think this wheel’s worth a spin!

Stay tuned next week when we give you all there is to give on hot, hot, hot last minute deals to Orlando, Florida!

“Did you know…It’s business as usual at American Airlines?”

(Chicago Tribune – Travel)

American Airlines files bankruptcy

American Airlines files bankruptcy (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Speculation about the future of American Airlines has been swirling for months. Still, many travelers were stunned Tuesday to learn that the carrier and its parent company have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

American, American Eagle and all other subsidiaries will honor all tickets and reservations and operate normal flight schedules during the bankruptcy-filing process.

CNN airline and aviation correspondent Richard Quest weighed in on some of the basic questions about the airline’s decision. Read more about American Airlines bankruptcy filing…

‘Twas the night before Christmas…Last Minute Holiday Travel Deals: Part 1 of 3

New York, Hungary, Paris, Munich, Everyone’s Talkin’ Bout…Last Minute Holiday Travel Deals

Expert Flyer Hot Topics – Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

Our December Hot Topics series covers last minute – or even last second – travel deals that only come around once a year.  Now that business travelers are taking a break and consumers redirect spending to gift giving, travel opportunities at home and abroad abound.  We’ve got the skinny for you in three parts from our friends at TripTwit.com, Momondo.com and OrlandoEscape.com.

TripTwit logoIn the first installment of our Last Minute Holiday Travel Deal Series, we’d like to introduce you to TripTwit.com, an interesting free service we think you should know about.  Just sign up and plug in your destination alerts – up to 20, and you will receive daily emails informing you of last minute deals from across the Twittersphere.  We asked TripTwit CEO, Naveen Thattil, to share some hot deals to warm up your holiday getaway research.  Bon Voyage!

“If there’s a great last minute travel deal, you can be sure people are talking about it on Twitter,” says Naveen Thattil. “We have found a way to  cull the Twittersphere and extract the travel deals YOU are interested in from the millions of conversations that are happening daily, so you don’t need to worry about following thousands of Twitter accounts yourself. Here are some deals that are trending hot right now…get your bags packed and happy holiday travels!”

@JTravelDeals – Buy One, Get One Free: All Flights Through Fall 2012 on Direct Air
(expires Wed, Dec 7)

@CruisesOnly – We have an Exclusive Royal Caribbean sale going on now thru Wed. Rates start at $139
(expires Wed, Dec 7)

@TravelZoo – Happy Monday! Amsterdam and Brussels #airfare #sale on KLM – travel into April.
(expires Thurs, Dec 8)

@Hertz – Exclusive Facebook deal to SAVE UP TO $50 for you and your friends on Hertz Car Rental
(expires Fri, Dec 9)

@PointsAdvisor – Get 100% Bonus @USAirways Dividend Miles when you buy miles. Offer ends Dec. 31

(expired Dec 31)

Stay tuned later in the week when we explore European deals and your travel color chart with Momondo.com